New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Central Islip, NY


Comprehensive care for spine surgery, scoliosis treatment, back pain treatment & physical therapy


Here at New York Spine Institute our team of highly skilled professionals provide the highest quality, comprehensive care for patients throughout the greater New York area including those in Central Islip, NY. You can expect to receive expert care and treatment from our dedicated spine specialists who have decades of experience and know-how caring for those in need. Our physicians and friendly staff strive to help patients with the improvement and recovery of their health.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 312 Commack Rd, Commack NY 11725

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM

Quality Care

Our team of doctors provide personalized care and appropriate treatment options that range from physical therapy and pain management to spinal treatments and surgeries.

Industry Leaders

Our team our neck doctors and neck surgeons s led by our respected medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS. Under his direction, the physicians here at NYSI with years of experience, are recognized as industry leaders in a variety of complex spine disorder treatments.

Multiple Languages

At NYSI we aim to provide state of the art services to patients all over the world. Our expert staff is versed in several languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.


There are a wide range of spine disorders that can result in various levels of both back pain and neck pain. Some of these medical scenarios include, but are not limited to, fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. Our team of highly experienced medical spine doctors, neck specialists and back specialists here at the NYSI, specialize in back pain treatment as well as neck pain treatment options. With our advanced technology we are able to diagnose and get to the root of your back or neck pain and thereafter provide you with appropriate treatment options to help get you back on your feet again.*

If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, rest assured our dedicated back doctors are on hand to provide the least invasive back pain treatment options for you.  We do not typically prescribe spine surgery but rather reserve back or neck (cervical) surgery for those patients who have already undergone some form of treatment but are still experiencing pain levels.  When this occurs, our spine surgeons will perform operations to provide patients with relief from pain experienced as a result of pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord.

Our highly knowledgeable, board-certified orthopedic surgeons here at New York Spine Institute serving Central Islip, NY and many of the surrounding towns, take tremendous pride in providing effective medical care and treatments to all of our patients. Specializing in spine surgery and having years of advanced training in both bone and neurological spinal disorders, our back doctors strive to provide effective care to all those in need. We have provided care and treatment options to thousands of individuals in the greater New York City area suffering from either back pain or neck pain.  Our neck and back specialists are dedicated to understanding your pain, its source, and the impact it has had on your life so as to determine appropriate treatments for your condition.*

Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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Premier Scoliosis Treatment Center Serving Central Islip

At NYSI we are committed to helping patients who suffer with scoliosis.  There are millions of people in the United States who are stricken by scoliosis, which is a side to side curvature of the spine, contrary to the natural front to back curves. If curves in the spine are minimal and insignificant, they typically cause no problems or complications.  However, when the curves are large and significant they can result in a long list of health issues including, but again not limited to, fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.

If you or a loved one in Central Islip, NY are in need of scoliosis treatment, then don’t delay in visiting the NYSI. Our spine and back specialists are highly skilled in the treatment of varying degrees and types of scoliosis, such as degenerative or common idiopathic scoliosis.  Our well-known scoliosis treatment center has been recognized as one of the best in the U.S. as a result of our comprehensive approach to treating scoliosis. Our team of professionals offer extensive care for both children and adults suffering with scoliosis, since we fully understand the impact it has on individuals of all ages. *

Care and treatment of scoliosis by our spine doctors will depend upon the severity of your spine’s curvature. Some cases require our back surgeons to perform surgery on patients in Central Islip and in the greater New York City areas. Our dedicated back surgeons possess years of knowledge and experience at our nationally ranked center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.*  Many of our back surgeons here at the NYSI have given lectures around the world on scoliosis treatments and many have authored publications on the topic as well. For more details, refer to our Spine 101 section.

Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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Central Islip residents can feel at peace while under our care at the NY Spine Institute. We have proudly teamed up with top ranked orthopedic surgeons who are experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Central Islip patients can count on our spine specialists to administer an unparalleled level of patient care that covers all aspects of orthopedic and spinal medicine. 

Some of the Orthopedic surgeries we can perform:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Ankle Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Debridement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Revision 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy and Decompression
  • Shoulder Surgery 
  • Soft Tissue Repair
  • Trigger Release 

The creation of an orthopedic division allows the NY Spine Institute to provide a shared team approach to every planned surgery and emergent, same day medical needs at our various locations and affiliate hospitals. Our renowned pain management program is fueled by the shared vision of our orthopedic specialists. We are here to provide Central Islip patients with an unmatched level of orthopedic care for a complete range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

We understand that each patient and their needs are unique. We will cater our services to your specific needs. You can trust our team to listen to your needs and concerns. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your care. Central Islip patients will receive the best quality orthopedic care possible. Our team is ready to talk with you about consultations and treatments that are a good fit for you.

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If you are experiencing back pain or neck pain that interferes with your daily routine and life, the time is now to reach out to New York Spine Institute.  Here at the NYSI, our skilled back doctors provide comprehensive care and treatment for all types of neck and back pain to all our patients in Central Islip. The most important first step is to consult with one of our back specialists who understands the complexities of the spine and can work alongside of you to determine appropriate back or neck pain treatment options. They will perform a thorough exam, diagnose all findings, and ultimately provide you with a recommended course of treatment.

During your consultation, we gather pertinent information with regard to existing pain and symptoms and perform necessary tests to assist us with our diagnosis.  Treatment options are determined based upon a number of factors. Upon completion of our assessment, treatments ranging from bracing to surgical intervention will be prescribed.  We customize each treatment plan specific to your individual needs and are steadfast in our efforts to help with your recovery and improvement of your health. Treatment options vary from patient to patient, but all are customized to meet individual needs.  Our team gives focus to non-surgical back pain treatment options as opposed to surgeries.


We also offer one of the most sophisticated, state of the art pain management teams in the industry.  Our team strives to educate all of our Central Islip patients on all the available treatment options and understand full well the impact pain can have on the average person.  Millions of Americans will suffer from a wide range of body pains throughout their lifetime, which is why we are dedicated to helping to improve the health and comfort levels of all our patients.

Our mission here at NYSI is simple – to provide and deliver the highest quality health and healing to all our patients, young and old. Our back pain specialists are highly educated and skilled and possess distinct perspectives in assessing, diagnosing and managing various types of pain. *

Our neck and back specialists are fully trained with the newest procedures, protocols, techniques, and medical treatments and diagnostics for a wide range of back and neck pain-related conditions.

We treat conditions including:

All of our spine specialists are experienced in the most innovative diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in nearly every pain-related condition.*

The treatment options we offer our Central Islip residents include:• Injection therapies• Radiofrequency procedures• Spinal cord stimulation• Intrathecal device implementation• State-of-the-art fluoroscopy and endoscopy for great accuracy and precision• Ketamine infusion therapy for treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes such as CRPS.


Part of a successful recuperation and rehabilitation is comprehensive physical therapy.  It is important to understand that surgeries alone, even the most minimally invasive surgeries, cannot provide complete rehabilitation.  Physical therapy is necessary to contribute to your movement and mobility, to decreased pain, restored function, and will help to limit disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. *  Physical therapy treatments are especially important to those individuals that have lifestyles where strain to their neck and back are a part of their everyday routine. If you’ve experienced a neck or back injury, then reach out to the dedicated team of back specialists here at the NYSI.

New York Spine Institute takes tremendous pride in our licensed physical therapist, Michael Friar, D.P.T., who is committed to providing patients with the best all round physical therapy treatment options. As part of your physical therapy plan you will receive instructions on appropriate stretching, exercise, and manual therapy. It is important to educate all our Central Islip patients and those in many of the adjacent towns on body mechanics, postural awareness, and exercises that can be done at home to aid in their rehabilitation.  Physical therapy and proper education and instructions help to not only improve health but help to prevent reinjury as well.

Here at the NYSI we combine cardio and weight machines to target strength and endurance training for patients undergoing physical therapy. Prior to the startup of a physical therapy program however, patients must be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist who will determine present functioning levels, pain thresholds and physical restrictions that currently affect daily activities. Michael Friar, upon completion of your evaluation will determine the best treatment options for you and will set practical goals for you to achieve.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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At NYSI we have the most state of the art radiology department that includes magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which is necessary for diagnosing a variety of conditions. The MRI is both safe and noninvasive, and helps our team to properly diagnose and provide proper treatment to all our patients.  Diagnostic imaging allows for individualized care and treatment and provides radiologists with the tools they need to analyze various bone and soft tissue anatomies.

The diagnostic imaging tools here in the NYSI radiology department include Digital Radiography (DX) x-rays and a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system that supports a variety of clinical applications, including MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

Our newly installed, innovative GE 1.5T system provides our physicians with the highest quality, detailed pictures of anatomy along with pathology to aid in evaluating a number of musculoskeletal disorders.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a highly valuable tool used for diagnosing a wide range of conditions. The MRI procedure is not only safe and painless but non-invasive and utilizes magnetism and radio waves to produce the required images necessary to perform appropriate evaluations on patients.  The MRI provides vivid images of various body parts and helps to identify certain diseases which may not be visible with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography). * At the facility we also offer Long Length Imaging (LLI) for appropriate assessments of scoliosis.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Central Islip Patients The Care They Need

Our state of the art, highly visible, NYSI facility serving the Central Islip, NY region, provides the highest quality, personalized care and treatment to all our back pain & neck pain patients.  Having earned ourselves a spot on the industry charts, we here at the NYSI are recognized as one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery facilities in greater New York City. For more information about our back & neck pain treatments reach out to one of our spine surgery specialists or back doctors today.  We look forward to helping you on your road to recovery.

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